Station News

Cottage Refurbishment

2011. Chris and JP give the cottage a major freshening and overhaul. New drapes, some carpets, paint, lighting fixtures, front door, and a new ceiling in the living room and the porch (a neat plastic interlocking Dutch product). The place looks great and the former slightly musty odor is gone.

Revised 160m Antenna

March 2010. John (W6LD) and Ed (W0YK) move the 160m C-Dipole out from the back tower and run the ends into the cunucu (the public open space behind the cottage), instead of to the pole out front. Seems to work much better.

New Paint

2009. Chris (P43C) repaints the house. White, as before, but now with delicate lime trim!

New Beverage Antennas

2008. Using Google Earth, Denny (KX7M) and John lay out 4 500-foot-long "beverage" antennas in the cunucu from a common feedpoint 800 feet from the house. Using a K9AY switchbox, these work great!

New Towers, Antennas

Feb. 2008. In a week-long effort, John, Andy, Ed (W0YK), Tom Schiller (N6BT) and Jean-Pierre (P43A) replace all towers and antennas, and raise two of the towers. Whew!

 

 

Welcome to our Aruba

Cottage -- Home of Ham

Stations P40L and P49Y

This is the home page for the Aruba QTH of P49Y and P40L. P49Y is Andy, AE6Y, while P40L is John, W6LD. Our Aruba QTH was originally established by Carl, AI6V, P49V, and is now once again fully operational as a contest station (occasionally available for rental by licensed amateurs).

Over the years this has been an award-winning site for many major radio contests. Please browse the site and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions to make it more helpful.

John, W6LD

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Andy, AE6Y

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